Do you long to be far away from the hustle and bustle of the town? Then the capricious Lake Fertő and the surrounding area is the perfect place for you. The salt-water lake by the border between Austria and Hungary is the westernmost steppe lake in Europe. Thanks to its special properties, it is home to a large number of rare plant and animal species. This is where you will find the largest bird reserve in Central Europe, with great egrets among the many birds that live here. The graceful wader is the heraldic animal of the Fertő–Hanság National Park, and the Kócsagvár (in English: Egret Castle) in Sarród – which is considered to be the centre of the park – was named after the bird. The building complex that evokes a Pecheneg fishing village was built on the grounds of the former port in Sarród. Jump into a boat or a canoe here, or just hop on a bike to discover the land and sights around Lake Fertő.
Around Lake Fertő on two wheels
If you feel like it, you can even go on a birdwatching tour in a canoe at dawn, or take the local solar boat to roam the nearby reed-covered waters. Whichever you choose, don’t forget to visit the Lászlómajor Visitor Centre near Sarród, where you can learn about how this 150 year-old farm was run and what ancient trades and traditional forms of farming were prevalent at the time.